For more than 20 years, Cleveland State faculty members have led short-term academic trips abroad. These shorter programs provide students with international experience and CSU residency credit in a short amount of time and at a low cost.
Programs led by CSU faculty members include courses taught by the faculty director, but may also include other instruction by faculty of a host institution. On-site, the faculty director acts as a cultural guide, academic advisor, and resident director for the accompanying CSU students. The faculty member is also responsible for administering on-site program expenses and managing student and group emergencies as necessary.
Faculty members should develop and submit proposals for new or recurring short-term Education Abroad programs via the established program proposal process. All necessary proposal forms (Faculty Led Proposal Form, Budget Proposal Form, Risk Management form) can be found at the bottom of this webpage or upon request from the Education Abroad staff at the Center for International Services and Programs (CISP).
All proposals must be endorsed by the proposal author, the sponsoring department's academic committee and department chair before submission to CISP. New proposals must also be endorsed by the college dean before submission to CISP. If a program includes course(s) that will transfer back as credit under another department, that department's chair must endorse the proposal as well.
The proposal deadline is May 1st of the year prior to departure. All proposals are then reviewed by CISP staff, and proposal authors are contacted with any concerns or necessary amendments. The proposal will be signed by the Director of CISP when it has been approved. Proposals not accepted will be kept on file in the Education Abroad office.
For information on faculty compensation, please contact the Director of CISP.
Each form is required as part of the overall program proposal to be submitted to CISP.
Questions? Contact Julie Good, Manager of Education Abroad, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 687-3910.